Darker Shades of Elise (2017)

Becca Hirani, Darcie Lincoln, Louisa Warren, Tara MacGowran,
Elise's life takes a sharp turn for the worst when she meets a mysterious and alluring stranger who has more than friendship on his mind - A tale of love, fantasy and obsession.
  • 3.3 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2022-05-13 Added:
  • Shannon Holiday, Writer:
  • Jamie Weston, Director:
  • Scott Jeffrey, Rebecca Matthews, Producer:
2 / 10

50 Shades of Blah

Unappealing cast - not only how they look, but who their characters are, and what they do. Terrible camera work, neutering whatever was meant to be erotic, or at least titillating. Less nudity, story and production value than in any of the late-night soft-core flicks on Cinemax or Showtime. Or one of those pulp "photography" magazines that provided cheap thrills before Hef delivered Playboy unto us.

3 / 10

Lesser shades of

This almost makes the 50 shades movie look good ... almost and that as we all know doesn't count. But back to this, that has a familiar story of a woman having fantasies and a sex drive that her other half apparently can't please. You need two tango and two to cheat on someone.

The games she thinks she is playing - well maybe she should have read the rules. Then again not every affair goes down south like that so fast (no pun intended and the literal going south does take a minute or two as the director states in his commentary). Elise has quite some issues - being convincing and making us really care for her is one of those. And that in the face of what she has to go through ... which is horrible no doubt

1 / 10

Oh jesus no

What trash has bleached my eyes? The acting is horrendous. I mean, what a pile of nonsense. People clearly get off making these sorts of films, and just think its a whizzy joke. No doubt that some will be amused, but that is just a faze honey - you'll be bored by this one. The photography, the acting, the dialogue... its all just trashy and lacks in any sense of the word 'art'.

8 / 10

Clichés a-go-go in a tale of our times

This is actually a good film covering subjects which have come to the fore in recent times, such as controlling and abusive behaviour, revenge porn and social media. It tells of how a woman having marriage problems falls under the influence of a tall, dark, handsome stranger and slides down the slippery slope to humiliation and abuse. It should serve as a warning to anyone, especially women who are tempted by the modern trends of finding themselves and exploring their sexuality.

Becca Hirani plays Elise, the woman who finds that the grass is not necessarily greener on the other side of the fence but the real honours should go to Aaron Blake as Felix the photographer who shows a darkness that grows steadily darker - Darker Shades of Felix, maybe. His best scene though is actually on the DVD extras called Goodnight Tessa. It beggars belief that this scene never made onto the final cut. The ending for me was poorly written and weak but overall the film confirms that old adage, be careful what you wish for.

1 / 10

Utter No!

Omg, acting beyond awful! Terrible attempt to cash in on success.! Deserves a minus 1.